Eliza Linton(1822-1898), Writer
Elizabeth Lynn ('Eliza') Linton
Sitter in 6 portraits
Eliza Lynn Linton was a controversial literary figure. The first women journalist to draw a fixed-salary as a writer on the Morning Chronicle, she attacked Victorian respectability with her novel Realities (1851). Despite her youthful emancipation, she became an ardent anti-feminist, known for her prescriptive views on women's behaviour. As a consequence, Linton's reason for choosing to write her revealing life-story, The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland (1885), in the male persona are complex.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.